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SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 10:00pm PST
, thank you. >> director metcalf? >> i am really glad that we are talking about the extension of the cal train i am hope thating we spend more time as a board on this. i have no concerns whatsoever about ecom or the price. i am concerned about the scope of what is in this and what i know from talking to other people in the community is that the various partners that will be necessary to connect cal train to the transbay terminal do not agree about the alignment. the san francisco mayor's office and i am the mayor's appointee to this board does not agree with this alignment. i don't believe that the san francisco county transportation authority does. getting agreement between the various parties in addition to the high speed rail authority and cal train is the task ahead for us. the, i believe, i have a great concern about opening a supplemental and then locking ourselves in and then telling ourselves that we can't reopen it. i know that we have to do a supplemental eir but i don't think that we yet know what should be in it. >> i just add on that that question. because i had a related qu
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 6:30am PST
opened in 2008, it quickly became one of the top tourist magnets in the city. part of the cal academies' astronomical success is the weekly nightlife party. >> i am joined by helen, who is here to school me on all the nocturnal activities that are getting ready to take place here. tell us a little about what we can expect to see at nightlife. >> we open up the doors every thursday night at the california academy of sciences. there are certain things you can see every week you can go to the museum, visit the planetarium, and we bring in bars and a deejay or band. it is a different feel from during the day, something different every week. tonight , we have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall. we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in to see people with a drink in their hands, getting to know maybe somebody new, may be lo
SFGTV
Dec 7, 2012 6:30am PST
such a great champion of public transportation that even cal train named a loco motor after jackie spear. please welcome congress woman jackie spear. >> thank you mr. mayor. thank you secretary lahood. thank you to the incredible leadership, senator feinstein, nancy pelosi and mayor lee and the board of supervisors to chairman nol an from the sfmta. i am on pins and needles. do we have anything else to report? it's still at the same point we think they're in commercials. i am reminded from the song from "top gun" "take my breath away" and $942 million takes my breath away and i think to mayor lee for that amount i think we should get a leather flight jacket to thank mr. lahood for the great gift to our great city. the new money that is going to be used here is going to create 1,000 new jobs before the end of the year with many more jobs to come after that. that is something to applaud. thank you again secretary lahood for that. this is one point 7 miles very similar to the length of the golden gate bridge when 75 years ago that was going to be built and little did we know what that
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 3:30pm PST
the city that really cares is something that is very colt cal. -- critical. so, we feel very strong little that we are not only serving one of the most important directions in regards to reaching people, but also meeting the needs of people. none of us is immune from disaster. all of us could go through disaster that would hurt even those of us who have. so, we're trying to put the haves and the have nots together so that in what we do, the gift of love and the gift of courage and the gift of understanding and the gift of meeting others, this is a diverse city and we need each other. it's so critical. so, thank you very much. this is the time for the season of giving, reaching out to everybody. >> thank you, thank you. (applause) >> i just want to say it's an honor to be among such a group of champions. living in a city of champions. and i think having a champion mayor is so critical. and a take on the team of the giants who said we're a team, we do it together, we cannot do it without each other. and in this season of giving, i think we should be reminded that none of us can accomp
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 10:00am PST
it past goals and objectives and i can't make the cal train because it's congested around the giants game and sometimes they don't go beyond second street very quickly. well, there are solutions to put in place. there are opportunities and check them against the golden objectives and at the end of the day we understand the priorities and the goals of the community and the city and we understand what is happening and when both in transportation and land use, our next responsibility would be to come up with solutions that make sense and that get out ahead of the environmental, so i'm very interested in this process just like we did with the people plan in america's cup and before the environmental. the environmental kicked in and gave us great data and back in the people plan and had a plan that was smart and a environmental that had great mitigation measures and i think that is a great proposead and recommendation for getting ahead of the issue and vetting them in the project and with they will turn it over to brad for his report. >> good afternoon commissioners. brad benson special p
SFGTV
Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
also this society where sometimes it's easy to become kin cal there are still -- cynical there are people who give of themselves just out of the kindness of theirigihae heart, . and it pretty amazing. so today i'm taking the opportunity to recognize a team of people that have worked very diligently to improve the conditions of public housing. i think it is incredibly important to recognize those that fly under the radar, but do extraordinary work to serve the public. i would like to ask housing authority staff, and i'm glad you guys are up here now, marshall,v,'(⌞ç philip, pamela,d will staff person leland, and newly elected plaza east tenant association martha. over the past several months, i have worked closely with staff and residents of the housing authority sites that quee that e have in district 5, whether programming community spaces, or connecting folks to mental health services, the group here today has gone above and beyond to be community builders for the residents of public housing. most recently the staff teamed with good will to get residents involved in the intens
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 9:00am PST
guide the work and continue to have robust exchanges among ourselves and the key agencies and cal-ema and fema and others providing resources post disaster so thank you. >> thank you very much. that was very informative. thank you. i would like to ask now john boseman to come join me who is the government affairs manager for boma and the mayor mentioned it early ye today. i think john has a one minute film he's going to show and he's also going to be -- as you know in each of the agenda's we ask a community partner to come up and do a brief presentation so we know what they're up to so john i turn it over to you. >> thank you. i appreciate it. happy friday afternoon. it's an honor to be here with so many distinguished city leaders. i am humbled and admiral thank you for your good work. it's an honor to be in the same room. who knows what this is? good. that sames me time. i'm here to talk about the importance of this room and building and the good work that we do, the building managers and downtown rises in downtown san francisco. i can't stress enough how our members feel the value t
SFGTV
Nov 30, 2012 8:30pm PST
parts of san francisco, particularly now with the more restrictive -- the hiss thor cal preservation commission and more scrutiny on historic buildings as to their preservation, as was the case before. * and given this scrutiny, which i think is good, we do want to preserve the past and preserve buildings from the past. we may have to allow in return for the preservation the owners of these buildings a little more flexibility in creating something that's economically feasible. otherwise, you have an older building that's in great disrepair, falling apart, a use that is not a credit to the neighborhood oftentimes and, you know, sometimes conditions in the case of housing that are not good ones for the residents there. so, i think -- i'm not saying wide open anything that's even vaguely eligible, but i think we have to kind of look at this carefully and see if there is something we could craft that would allow some flexibility in the various areas of zoning to allow something that's maybe legal but nonconforming to continue in this use in return for, you know, the restoration
SFGTV
Dec 1, 2012 6:00pm PST
you remembered, i was able to print out and send them the maps of the area and have the tack nick cal units, which are tactical units. you have it stay there, be very vigilant, let's see if this incident is going to escalate and while that's going on we find out whether it is even a gang-related incident. because we have had community based organization members who called me and said, hey, the one that happened at third, that's not a gang thing. it's a personal beef, you don't need to work about it. i think it's working, that the community-based workers are trusting us and reaching out to us to see what's going on. as far as technology we have ramped up our involvement with our technology in that we've created a base, a beta base, for people that have been arrested for robberies, people that have been arrested for guns. then we find out exactly where these robberies occurred then with that information the items that were taken a private data base called leads online and we see if that individual has been pawning property off prior so we're able to close those cases also and maybe solv
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 1:00am PST
. the ability to help us work with state and federal agencies. agencies like cal trains will have ability to do design and cost estimation. we'll be well prepared for any request that come our way as well as work program we've anticipated in our budget. this would be three different contracts. not to exceed in total not to exceed $600,000 for the first three years. that's anticipated in our adopted budget and any -- and will be included in future year budget. not among all three, there's not to exceed $600,000. i can answer any questions. >> thank you for the presentation. i just want to bring to the public to explain. we have core staff and planners within the staffing of the transportation authority that this provides additional outside consultants, planner and support on a as needed basis? >> that's right. actually doing technical work. actually doing traffic analysis or developing intersection design. say we have a neighborhood transportation plan we're manage, the authority staff is managing a project but these consultants would do the work to say develop the community-based
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 9:30am PST
. well connected to muni in the south and trans bay and cal train and water access by fer and he water taxi so with that all of that in mind we are looking at more detail of the site circulation. this shows how bicycle and public walking is proposed to occur and you can see here in
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
francisco, and that was to return to school at cal berkeley, which i did not graduate from because i was hired into a corporate executive management with a major national insurance company and did that for several years. i was actually the legal administrator for northern california operations and chief paralegal and i did that for several years with zenith national insurance company. please don't ask me any insurance questions. as i pointed out earlier, i worked with the community action program which is the equivalent of the economic opportunity council here in san francisco. this was community action commission of santa barbara county, which had control over direct services for the entire county of santa barbara and all the six cities within so we had to cover a substantial amount of area, much larger geographally than san francisco but hardly as dense. so my concerns as a resident in the octavia plan boundaries are the preservation of open space, development of greater community gardening opportunities for low to moderate to affordable income residents, the keeping of upper mar
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
training and came up with that card. not only role-cal training but our biennial training, and video to make sure we never dropped the ball again. even one victim having to suffer through that is an acceptable. >> i brought that case to light for the group. and the glitches where police service aids and civilians are not the place to take a domestic violence report. and encountering a language barrier. >> actually that is what i was going to bring up. we recently met at cameron house with some of our asian partners, and that was a concern not the specific incident, speaking cantonese or another language in the person realizing they cannot make the report and the person at the other end realizing that she was not making a report. i don't know the logistics. can the police service aid take a report? >> any type of sexual offense or domestic violence they're not authorized. we're coming up with the card to explain to the victim that the psa, is unable to do so, but stay there, we will get an officer to take the report and explain the process to them so they don't have the anxiety and feel
SFGTV
Nov 30, 2012 2:00am PST
found that the stanford institute forwhich reviews cal-pers investment currency from 1984 to 2009, which was following the yale model at the time, the results are displayed on our chart. do you have that chart there? i don't know if you can see. you can't see the chart, probably. you don't have that kind of eyes that can look around the corner? >> supervisor elsbernd: no. >> it's on your report also. i'm not sure what page. figure 3 in your
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
one that was used by -- to compare cal-pers was bond funds, which made 4%. i think it was mentioned that they only made 1.2% in treasury bills this year. and what was the return of the pension fund this year. do you remember do you remember, supervisor elsbernd? >> supervisor elsbernd: don't remember. >> i have it here. >> supervisor elsbernd: okay. i think you were about to illustrate the point. please do. i want you to do this. show me. >> 1.67% thisxn'( just saying, we did not recommend that kind of investment, nor any specific investment program. >> supervisor elsbernd: okay. >> we did want -- we still would like to know what the specific formula is for the assumed investment return. we would like to see that formula. thank you. >> supervisor elsbernd: thank you. with that, we'll close the public hearing. why don't we table item 5 and do that without objection. we'll move to item 6. and so let me begin by -- you know, kind of thanking the grand jury. i appreciate you going after this, but i remember the two of you coming into my office a year ago, right around this time, maybe s
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 7:30pm PST
revenue for cal train having as many trains as possible go into san francisco would be the ideal thing to have happen. and there are also are questions also regarding the alignment and whether the current alignment is actually the most cost effective and the layout of the stations is there any room for improvement in terms of number of riders and the effectiveness of that line in the long term. so i am very glad to hear director metcalf raise these issues and you know we certainly, strongly encourage in either this project segment or subsequent project segments to address the miss match between the current older plan and the needs of the blended system and the long term ridership and revenue goals of cal train and the city of san francisco. thank you. >> thank you, very much. >> is there any other public comment on this item? >> none that i am aware of. >> all right. seeing none. we do have a motion and a second. >> can we take a roll call on this item. >> director harper? >> aye. >> lloyd? >> aye. >> metcalf. >> aye. >> kim. >> aye. >> that is four ayes and item nine is approved. >> than
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 2:30am PST
here, for middle school and for high school i went to -- irvine in cal poly, for our college -- what we love about this city is we have access to all these interesting venues and restaurants and whatnot. so given that there is so many things here, so many -- that we can come and enjoy, i think we bp for yiewtion -- providing youth opportunities to experience our city and enjoy just -- it's what we need to do and i encourage you guys to just think about that. thanks. >> supervisor wiener: thank you very much. next speaker. my name's -- [speaking spanish]' >> translator: i'm here to talk about an accident that i had on muni on the 22nd of june, i -- because of it i lost my job and i fell inside of the muni bus. it was headed toward 22 and south van ness. the bus -- when i was standing there and they were supposed to open the doors and took off so i slipped, fell and hit my head and i was left unconscious. so i would like this to be addressed and resolved. >> [speaking spanish] >> translator: it's a complaint that i have and i wanted to see if there was something that could be done about i
SFGTV
Nov 30, 2012 2:30am PST
. go ahead. >> what the stanford institute compared was the cal-pers return to hypothetical low risk portfolio pursued over the same 25 year time period, a negligible -- the "new york times", in 2012 found that pension funds investing in more alternative investments, not only have the highest risk levels, but contrary to expectations had poor returns than those that remained in traditional low risk investments. they further found that funds that did well with low risk investment policies nevertheless tended to switch to high risk model. and the reason for that is the upjohn institute in 2011 report titled an analysis of risk-taking behavior for public pension plans of over 100 funds found pressure on fund managers to change from their conservative investment policy to assume more risk, even if a fund made a higher return with a low risk portfolio. economists referred to this trend as the herd mentality. the jury can verify to the board of supervisors that studies do exist are easily found in our -- fromibt#n0v respected institutis showing that public pension funds with low risk inves
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
. the way the cal aye sew has approached this, they deal with these in clusters. * iso north star is in one cluster, cluster number 1 for lack of a better title of about potentially 20 to 30 projects that all are in the same or general geographic area that might affect our facilities as they go through the process, we're looking at a set of projects that would protect us from all those projects. as i said, some of those projects may fall by the wayside. so, in the final analysis, there may be, say, 15 projects that end upcoming in. the level of protection, the kinds of things we should be doing would be similar to what we're doing if we were doing all 20 or 30 projects. again, it's online. [speaker not understood] protection devices and switches. >> generally just so i know what we're talking about and that's not being sort of electric grid experts here, when we're talking about bringing online sort of a new solar energy source or somebody wanted to tap in this in this case it's north star solar energy, * what is the problem that gets disrupted. they're feeding into our system, our t
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 5:00am PST
÷ economic policy research which reviews cal-pers investment currency from 1984 to 2009, which was following the yale model at the time, the results are displayed on our chart. do you have that chart there? i don't know if you can see. you can't see the chart, probably. you don't have that kind of eyes that can look around the
SFGTV
Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm PST
in the city and bart and cal train and help reduce the emissions on the transportation side this way and not just our environment and lastly we looked how can we encourage private sector investment and new and the city can't do this on its own. we need to work with the private sector and leverage this and that could be look at programs to reduce the cost of and expand clean energy financing and with pace and other mechanisms, pursuing third party ownerships and partnerships to develop more renewable energy. levering caa and and to the fee and tariff and having this set of customers under cca and guaranteed off takers the renewable power for years to come you can assure to the developers there is the market to sell into and thereby help them to get financing and get projects on the ground and supporting clean investments. for example by working with the pension and retirement funds to use some portion of the portfolios to go towards these programs and demonstrations on public property and that's been started already on clean power sf. we have almost 40 members in total and it's a fant
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 2:00am PST
. improvements are cal claythved at over $3.72 million, well over the 1.88 million waiver asked for in the in kind agreement. the city is so enthusectiontion enthusiastic is we can leverage the money archstone would otherwise have to spend improving the right-of-way. [speaker not understood]. they are proposing to gift over a million dollars of improvements to the city. this gift would occur as a separate agreement through the board of supervisors. as part of this in kind agreement archstone is also proposing to maintain the park in perpetuity. therefore there will be no subsequent costs to the city for this park. the recent developer is willing to convey so much value to the city they see their ability to rent the adjacent development. this isn't meant to be a private park. we work closely with the design team, park team, to make sure it looks and feels public based on signage, visibility and design. is [speaker not understood] already embedded in our community. let's talk about the process. the approval of this in kind agreement is only one aspect of completing the proposed park. other e
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